The Manchester based packaging manufacturer and supplier has seen an increased demand for more sustainable shoppingcarrier bags since the plastic bag levy came into place in 2015.
Commenting on the diversification into re-usable bags for life, Zoe Brimelow, Duo UK’s brand director said: “Bags are no longer considered just a practical product to transport goods home – they’re functional, flexible fashion statements and they allow consumers to advocate their brand loyalty.
“Investing in this powerful marketing tool, we have seen many brands add branded bags for life to their promotional product range. We’ve seen an increase in design changes as brands have been keen to use new on-trend designs that reflect the seasonal fashion trends to encourage repeat purchases and promote marketing campaigns.
“We’ve noticed that more of our customers, such as Jempsons, Manchester University and Forever Unique, are looking for bags that added value to both their customers shopping experience and support brand and marketing activity.
“An investment made in a bag-for-life pays dividends for several years – both on the environment as the more times a bag the less need for a new one and potentially to consumer’s pockets, we’ve seen reports of limited edition designs becoming collectable items that make their way on to E-bay!”
Manchester based Duo UK has been manufacturing and supplying products to leading retail and e-retail brands, such as ASOS, JD Williams, and Tesco for more than 25 years.
In 2015 the company launched DuoGreen to help customers achieve their environmental goals, and is proud to be the only UK Manufacturer to produce carbon negative, sustainable and organic mailing bags using GreenPE.
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